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're looking at is people, perhaps, moving to get ahead of the obama administration's new and highly unattractive tax plan for investors. big winners on the day, financials, citi group stock up after announcing they are laying off 4% of the work force, cutting cost, bank of america and travelers example of the financialses movg higher. marathon, chevron, conoco all higher. crude oil down for a second straight day closing under 88 a barrel, an ten yeartreary down to 1.59%. no progress in resolving the fiscal cliff today. i know, you're not surprised by that, but we can report there were, well, some contact between the two principle players in the negotiations if there were negotiations. president obama and speaker john boehner actually talked to one another. it was on the telephone. it was not the face-to-face meeting the speaker says is necessary, but it was the first time that the two men have spoken in a week. for the latest on these stalled negotiations, we turn to fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry forhe report. >> trying to lay blame for stalled buet talks on repu
. fox news confirming president obama and the house speaker did talk on the phone today and traded proposals. advisers to the presidency the two sides are making progress. as with a market, stocks finied well off of flies, but still up solidly. the dow up 79 points, s&p nine, nasdaq 35. all three indexes moving above their 50 day moving averages for the first time in three months. volume picking up on the big board. three and a half billion shares traded. technology, the principal driver in the market. microsoft up on news it is upn production of its surface table, service tablet to better compete with appe, on a bullish report from merrill lynch about the growth of the smart phone and ipad markets. aig stock up on news the government sold the remaining common shares it holds. the sale means taxpayers realize the profit of $22 billion on the iginal bailout of 1,802,000,000,000. prices in the bond market down, pushing the yield on the treasury ten year to 165%. crude oil up. the price of a barrel of oil still under $86. the federal reserve and its today meeting on monetary policy an
gets to the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: mr. obama's new proposal lowered his request for tax revenue from $1.6 trillion in ten years to $1.4 trillion.trillion on tuesday the white house threw corporate tax reform into the mix, adding it to the already agreed upon push next year for reform of individual tax rates.dismisse boehner's described it as unrealistic and said the tax revenue was "a red herring." the top senate democrat doubted a fiscal cliff deal would be l cli wrapped in time for christmas. >> i think it's going to be extremely difficult to get it done before christmas. >> reporter: speaker boehner is meeting at this hour with house republicans. despite all the gloom the president said he remains confident a fiscal cliff deal will get done. charlie and norah? >> major garrett thank you. nancy pelosi leads the democratseads in the house of representatives. we're pleased to have her with this m us.good good morning. >> good morning. >> where are these negotiations? when they were bargaining over the grand bargain you gave the the president and your caucus did
: as opposition forces advance toward diagram damascus, president obama confirmed in an interview with abc news some officials have u.s. backing. >> is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of syrian population we occur them the -- consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> reporter: u.s. officials confirm that this week's fighting showed that the conflict is escalating. >> we're seeing use of another weapon, a barrel bomb, that is contains flammable materials, a napalm-like thing. >> reporter: the move to recognize elements of the syrian opposition, brought to a rebuke from russian foreign minister whose government has backed negotiation between the syrian president al-assad and the opposition, given u.s. involvement in libya and iraq to bring down their dictators, analysts predict big divisions between the white house and the russians. >> they are determined to preserve their ties to -- >> reporter: while administration downplays the leadership role this leader shows gee add hists, -- jihaddists on the ground
island, new york where residents are still waiting for what they were promised by president obama. >> obama came down here and said he was going to try to help. and i don't think that he's really done anything. >> you get no answers from anybody. i spend my day on the phone arguing with insurance companies and arguing with fema. >> the president needs to know that, you know, we are all hurting down here. we're hurting very bad. >> we're not getting the help we need. we aren't getting the money we need to help these people. >> obama as president? no, what has he done? he came through here and made a lot of confusion. he didn't do anything. >> he lied. he said he was going to cut the red tape. they didn't cut the red tape. i said you are not cutting the red tape for the middle class? what are you, giving us the royal finger? >> we shouldn't even be in there let alone living in there. >> it's consumed my whole life. i have no life right now. this is my life. >> if obama was standing right here i would tell him that he lied, he never kept his promise, and we are still without a place
need. >> obama, you are going on vacation to hawaii for 21 days with your family. wow. new york is suffering. >> i don't know where i'm going to be this christmas. i really don't. i hope i'm not in this house. >> you will be enjoying the sun in hawaii while i'll be enjoying no lights in my house. not fair. on our tax dollars you are enjoying a trip while i'm still homeless. not fair. >> mr. president, are you listening? i was watching your interview, you were in for kneel yesterday, and the one guy that mentioned the finger, there's no fema, there's no answers, there's no government help. all there were were photo ops and good-bye. >> i asked where he was and he was standing in front of his house. we tried to book him to come into the studio and he said he can't leave because he's worried about the generators. he was worried people would steal his generators if he left the front of his house. it was just amazing. earlier in the day they were on capitol hill, they were all patting each other on the back, what a great job fema was doing, what a great job they were all doing and me
this morning. "the new york times" reports that president obama considers withdrawing the last american troops in afghanistan, the afghan army is not making much progress in training to take over security. the pentagon reports only one of the afghan's army's 23 brigade s is able to operate independently without support from the u.s. or nato. >>> the colorado governor has signed the law to legalizes the use of marijuana. state voters approved the change to the state's constitution last month. >>> an investigation is under way by the federal trade commission into whether software companies that make cell phone apps violated the rights of children by capturing data on their physical location and telephone numbers of their friends. >>> for the first time in decades, several american cities including new york and los angeles are reporting small declines in childhood obesity rates, but it's not exactly clear what's causing it. >>> thousands of people in houston, texas, say they saw something just before 7:00 a.m. last friday, but very few reported it. so we now know it was a meteor streaking overhea
for taxes? new jersey. >> do you want to give president obama a fair hug again? >> new york is up there in the top five. >> california, they just voted 13.3% state tax on top of the obama 40% tax. >> why do you think people are leaving? why would you stay there? >> you wouldn't. >> good to see you. the five is doing great. won greatlation toss both of you. coming up, liberals deny there are any eye vent extremists on theiren of the video spectrum but anarchists are now calling for violence on american soil. and is john boehner retaliating against his own tea party members? we have two congressmen who stood by the tea party principles and they now find themselves stripped of key positions. we will tell you what they are going through inside the speaker's office. is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applie
ways won't do. we need new thinking and renewed efforts from all americans. look, it is true that president obama won reelection. i congratulate him on his victory. but on january 20th, he will face a stagnant economy and a fiscal mess. you might even say he will inherit these problems. >> this has become a public relations issue, too. yesterday the white house had to admit in fact they had summoned a number of liberal talk show hosts mk s nbc and others. >>> thank you, doug. >>> kate middleton is spending her third day in the hospital. the royal mom to be is said to be recovering. she faces up to 6 months of misery from her severe morning sickness. paul harrison joins us live from london with an update. hi, paul. >> this is the third day that the dutches of cambridge is now in the hospital. she came in monday suffering from acute morning sickness. there was a statement issued by sir james palace last night shortly after the duke of cambridge departed the hospital after being here for 6 hours or so. in the statement they said case is feeling much better. the duke and dutches
. >> a fox urgent and news developing right now. the white house has just informed us president obama called egypt's president today to express what the white house called deep concern over the deadly protests in cairo overnight. the white house says president obama praised the egyptian president mohammed morsi for offering to meet with his opponents this weekend but said that dialogue should come without any preconditions. one opposition group is already turning down that offer. here is how it is going over in cairo. [chanting] shch shep protest hers back on the street this overnight. military sealed off the presidential palace with tanks and bausched wire after the worst violence since president morsi took office in june. [explosions] 700 dead and 600 hurt after battled outside the very presidential palace. police say the two sides threw rocks and fire bombs at each other. the protesters say they are outraged that the president in essence put himself above the law last month. president morsi helped negotiate the cease-fire between israel and hamas he is in charge of enforcing that agreemen
of the news. president obama paying a visit to a family in virginia to make his case for his plan to keep us all from going right off that fiscal cliff. the president says he is optimistic that republicans will cut a deal to keep middle class taxes from going up 26 days from now. leaders in the g.o.p. say the president is forgetting about the other part of the deal. the spending cuts. let's get to ed henry live for us tonight. ed, what else did the president have to say today? >> well, shep, there is so much pessimism from the myan calendar and predictions i suppose to predictions congress can't get its act together and get this fiscal mess cleaned up. the president tried to have a different message. he is trying to say he is optimistic and thinks that when everyone has their say here over the next few days they are finally going to get a deal. take a listen. >> i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the am
of their moves inside the u.s.. president obama get his way or boehner or either? who knows. the results of a new report next. tracy: the future of our country hinging on our grdlocked congress. does that make you feel better? so far the fiscal plans put forth by the president and speaboehner simply wonnt cut it. a new report out find neither proposal reduces our debt enough to solve our economic crisis putting the country at, well, further risk for another downgrade. anybody want to talk abou august last summer in what will it take to get the house in order? ask alex, research fellow at the american enterprise institute and former chief economist for the house ways and means committee. alex, here's the thing, it's tax on both plans. >> well, to do go to your opening remark, you're definitely right. the's a short term crisis where taxes are set to skyrocket on january 1st and long term challenges that can want be met with tax increases alone. mathematically impossible. we have health care spending growing faster than the overall economy. there's no tax policy that can rectify that situation. trac
for president obama's commitment and the democratic senators from new york and new jersey say that this is going to be a tough fight in congress given the fiscal cliff. and some members have not been friendly to disaster relief. but the care with which this package has been putting to has given us a good head start. after hurricane katrina, the government ended up spending more than $120 billion in aid to affected areas. many lawmakers this weekend are saying they think $60.4 billion for sandy relief is a good start. rick? >> thanks very much. peter doosey in cash -- in washington. >> december 1972, and a hope to return. a private company is picking up the mission and planing to make lunar travel affordable to anyone with an extra $1.5 billion. doug mcelway has the story. >> we realize it is the stuff of science fiction. we intend to make it science fact. >> it would appear too incredible. except these former nasa managers are credible and experienced. calling their project golden spike. they planned to send man back to the moon within a decade on commercial spacecraft at a cost of $7 billion to
't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. your latest healines always at fox >> a business hit for speaking your mind about obama care. warning that their earnings are take a hit because the bad press press they got. victorias job creators can't afford to stay quiet. >> it is it a frightening society. one where business owners can't speak their mind and say taxes do hit their bottom linee and yes, they may not hire because of higher tax and health dare costs or put workers on part-time instead of full-time. we want to know it is going on i doubt it is hurting their earnings. i don't think the back lash is that large. everne should be allowed to speak their mind. that is it a healthy flourishing democracy. >> it is not like they are being sensor accord toth ceo's. there is a lot of bad publicity here. >> my heart testimonies me to agree with vicki, but my mind said ceo's have a first duty to increase the value of the company for the sharelders . so they can't do anythinand it is irresponsible and putting out political opinions, if it is going to cause dama
on thursday lit the national christmas tree or as fox news reported it, obama insults israel. >> what are reteaching in south korean schools? >> of course, he sang his gangnam style for his christmas in washington special. >> if you're dancing right now, doing this dance, stop. >> back to the electric slide. >> if brian were three to four feet taller. >> the leg is hard. >> i repeat, zero tax increases. now, why would i do that? i had the leverage. simply put, i felt sorry for this man. >> there are a lot of things that are possible, but none of it is going to be possible if the president insists on his position. >> they've taken by milk and thrown it in the garbage. >> how much juice does boehner have? back in the day you could really twist arms -- >> jumped out and pelted me with eggs, rotten eggs. >> he can be the speaker of a bloc of republicans working with democrats or he can be the speaker of the hard right. >> you get what you want. you leave this poor, orange man alone. >> a week later right out of the blue she sends me a john dear letter. >> you have to give him a lot of cre
. and thanks for tuning in. tonight's lead, republicans are picking a fight they can't win. new evidence today that president obama is in a strong position in this nation's fight for fairness. and republicans are on the losing end of this fight. now, new polls show 65% of americans believe the president does have a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy. 62% say he's got a mandate to protect medicare. and 64% says he's got a mandate to protect social security. that is a winning hand. the president has it and he knows it. >> i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals. >> and get this. 160 ceos from america's biggest companies are also now saying it's time to raise taxes on the rich. but, speaker john boehner is sticking to his talking points; at least publically. he's refusing to budge. >> the longer the white house slow walks this discussion, the pa closer we get to this year's fiscal close. >> boehner can blame the president all he wants. the reality is americans want to compromise. a new nbc wall stree
. as the "new york times" pointed out earlier today, president obama now seems to be changing his position. now, their report reads in part, quote, in the past week amid intelligence reports that some precursor chemicals have been mixed for possible use as weapons, mr. obama's red line appears to have shifted. his warning against moving weapons has disappeared from his public pronouncements as well as those of secretary of state hillary rodham clinton. if we hold the president accountable for what he said in august, we've crossed the red line. joining us is former new mexico governor bill richardson and andrew mccarthy. governor, he said that we have -- you know, a red line is here for us if we start seeing chem weapons being moved around. chemical weapons are being moved around. now he actually shifted his statement today, if they used them. what does that show but weakness for america if he doesn't mean what he says? >> well, i don't believe the president has changed his position. i'm not privy to all the discussions, but it's been very clear that the latest words are they're going to be some
news exclusive interview with president obama. we have learned the president and house speaker john boehner have traded new proposal affecting every american's wallets, specifically whether our taxes go up at year's end. jake tapper has the new details. >> reporter: president obama minced no words in an exclusive interview with abc's barbara walters. >> taxes are going to go up one way or another. and i think the key is to make sure that taxes go up on high-end individuals, like you and me, barbara. we can afford it. >> reporter: the president told barbara walters, he remains optimistic. >> are we going to go over the fiscal cliff? >> i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage to try to protect taxes for high-income individuals. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner are at least talking. the president made an offer monday, asking for $1.4 trillion in new taxes over ten years. including raising tax rates on the wealthy. the speaker counter on tuesday. offering $800 billion in new tax revenue, all from closing loopholes and limi
's according to a news pal. 51% say president obama and congress will cut a deal to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. john boehner says he still has serious differences with the president after they exchanged new counteroffers apparently and talked on the phone last night. now some house republicans are vowing to work through the holidays to get the deal done. ed henry is live at the white house. that's a motivator i suppose, lose your christmas. >> normally when there is a holiday like that, you're right. this forces them to come to the table. right now they are still pretty far apart. there was a phone call you last night between the president and the speaker. officials on both sides telling me tonight the call was pretty tense because the bottom line is they are still not finding common ground. you listen to the speaker today, jay carney from the white house podium, they're still saying that they're farther apart on both spending cuts and tax increases. take a listen. >> mainly tax hikes. and as planned is it not begin to solve our debt crisis. it actually increases spending. >>
demonstrations tomorrow? we'll be talking with fox news middle east expert while ferris in washington institute fellow eric trager, and president obama back on the campaign trail continuing to successfully dress up his ultimatum on higher taxes as a republican decision rather than his own declaration. his staff organized a sit-down with a middle class family today in virginia claiming congress is to blame p they fail to yield to his ultimatum. why is the mainstream liberal media ignoring the reality it's the president's ultimatum driving us to the fiscal cliff? chris and senior writer for the weekly standard, steven hayes the guests here tonight. we begin with the dictator trying to maintain command of the country using chemical weapons as a deterrent. fox news chief washington correspondent james rosen has the latest for us in this report. >> a regime helicopter captured in the skies in syria in a video unloads something, most likely, a defensive flair to detour antirebel runners, but that epitomizes the fear of which the serian people now live. rebel forces taking the flight to the assad regi
obama has given a tour and that is not it. >> there's been a lot of soul searching going on at fox news. and i am confident that they eventually will find one. >> i think they park better than i do. >> psy said some anti-american things. ♪ >> no big deal. we don't believe psy. >> controversy erupts after president obama embraces a rapper once calling for the death of innocent americans. >> he was caught on camera shaking his hand. he's not going to stand up for our brave men and women in the military? that's pretty sad. >> we have specifics coming out of our eyeballs. i'm very confident we can take the smat. we're doing to win this race because people know we need a better future for this country and i don't think people are hoping for four more years of this mess. >> let's get to our panel. jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor and karen finney is an msnbc political analyst and the former director of communications at the dnc. karen, the rnc has just announced something called the growth and opportunity project to assess their injuries, yet the five people chose ton chair this au
days in selling. down arrows for the nasdaq. down 1.1%. connell: breaking news out of washington. earlier, speaker boehner speaking about the fiscal cliff. now it is president obama. let's listen. >> we have emerged not yet where we need to be, but we certainly have made progress. the reason we have made progress in part is because of the outstanding management and productivity and gains and efficiencies that you have been able to achieve in each and every one of your companies. i have said this to some of the small groups, let me repeat it to the large groups, i am passionately rooting for your success. if the companies in this room are doing well, then, small businesses and medium size businesses up and down the chain are doing well. if companies in this room are doing well, then, folks get jobs, consumers get confidence and we will be able to compete around the world. now, the good news is, despite the extraordinary challenges we have seen over the last four years, there is progress in some key sectors of our economy. we have seen housing finally begin to bounce back for the f
. right before the president announced him as his choice, the chairman of fox news was urging the general not to take the job, not to take any job short of being the joint chiefs. s saying he should run for president instead. as a republican against president obama in this past electi election. and it's all on tape. this is se lashs almost to the point. we're talking about general petraeus. long-time republican, possible contender, the man who just resigned from running the cia in a sex scandal we still don't understand. here he is on tape talking about how he will have the fox news chairman run his campaign and the owner of fox news will bankroll his campaign and he raises the issue of his wife. there's a certain level of interest in this new tape because of who is on it. beyond that, there's the media factor. here's the fox news channel trying to recruit a presidential candidate for the republican party. the fox news chairman telling bob woodward once he was reporting on this, "i thought the republican field in the primaries needed to be shaken up and petraeus might be a good candidate.
closer to the edge of the fiscal cliff, every move is being magnified by the markets. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone on tuesday, exchanging new proposals. the president gave boehner a revised offer on monday, reducing his demand for new tax revenue from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion over ten years. boehner responded with a plan that largely sticks to his original offer a week ago. reports say the white house has told republicans it would include an overhaul of corporate taxes in any budget deal. that hasn't been done before. in an exclusive interview with barbara walters of abc news, president obama says he still expects a deal before the end of the year. >> i remain optimistic that there are enough people of goodwill in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off. american families will be much better off if we get this done. the most important thing we can do is make sure that middle-class taxes do not go up on january 1. and i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for
's rule. president obama made the announcement in an interview with abc news just hours before a meeting of syrian opposition leaders and their international allies in morocco. >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition. and obviously, with that recognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition -- >> that's a big step. >> it is a big step. there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that are, in fact, affiliated with al qaeda in iraq, and we have designated them as a terrorist organization, and we are going to make clear to distinguish between those elements of the opposition. >> well, despite recognizing the rebel movement, the white house press secretary, jay carney, confirmed earlier in the day that the u.s. doesn't plan to provide arms to the rebels. last week, u.s. officials said there was evidence
't know whether you are ready to start thinking about america's next presidential election. a new poll shows who people say they would back to succeed president obama. also, we'll show you how a couple of possible republic candidates are already putting together the framework for 2016. >> the old ways won't do. we need new thinking and renewed efforts from all americans. >> big government is not effective government. big government has never worked. >> you will see how two potential presidential hopefuls are laying out their vision for their party's future, that's next. [ male announcer ] with 160 more miles per tank, the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the new 2013 ram 1500. ♪ with the best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. ♪ guts. glory. ram. [ "the odd couple" theme playing ] humans. even when we cross our "t"s and dot our "i"s, we still run into problems -- mainly other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your rates won'
's suicide. amid the outrage, new legal questions. >>> president obama hits the road as the nation inches closer to the fiscal cliff. with talks down in washington, he heads to detroit to rally middle class support for his plan. >>> plus, this. ♪ a plane crash cuts short the life of popular mexican american singer, jenni rivera and he might be the oldest college football on the field, but this texas long horn is now the most inspirational. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm ted rowlands. we begin this hour with a new fallout from that radio prank played on the hospital caring for prince william's pregnant wife. just days after the apparent suicide of the nurse who was dupeded by the call, the bosses of those deejays have canceled their show and for the first time, they're speaking out. >> shattered. heartbroken and obviously, you know, our deepest sympathies are with the family and the friends. of all those affected. and you know, obviously, we are incredibly sorry for the situation an what's happened. and you know, we have to think are they doing okay, getting the love and
the gunman had a rifle. we will report later. president obama, i'm going to switch gears now. he has hired 101 new government employees every day since i took office in 2009. that comes to 143,000 over paid workers. let's talk to chris edwards director of tax and policy at the kato institute. but besides this number 143,000 workers, when everybody has basketball getting laid off. average civilian pay, average federal workday, $134,000. that is $32,000 more than the average pay. that is astonishing. >> if you look at total compensation, the average worker does $124,000 a year versus $68,000 a year. the benefits are amazing. they get a 401(k) styled pension and they get high job security. they are laid off one quarter of the rate that high workers are. we don't want to draw the best and most skilled workers in washington. >> it is interesting to me, people seem to know this. 67% of us think that the people in the private sector work harder than those in the public sector. the federal workforce has more machine money. we are supposed to be having budget cuts. why isn't anyone looking for it.
, surprise, obama administration doubles down on green energy and find out how much the taxpayer will have to shell out this time around. and also new at 10, enough obamacare laws are starting to go into effect and for restaurants across the country. one new regulation that could cost businesses millions, again, that's coming up the top of the hour and it will be new at 10. something serious going on here, there are reports that syria is mixing chemical weapons and loading them into bombs. sarin gas is theeprecise weapons grade material they're talking about here. nbc news reports that the the syrian military is waiting for orders from president al-assad to drop the bombs on its own civilians. the united states warned any use of chemical weapons would trigger western intervention. secretary of state hillary clinton meets russian diplomates and syria, chemical weapons, they will be discussed. and now to egypt. five people dead after huge protests in the streets of cairo and hurled rocks, fire bombs to protest morsi's seizure of near unrestricted powers and rush-through adoption of the quick
into what she'll say. christy said i doubt there will be new answers from secretary clinton and i hope her testimony will lead to obama's testimony. butch says he thinks secretary clinton will blame the intel community unless emails are released that show she knew otherwise. we'll have more of your responses later on. >>> the developing story out of california. the tulare county sheriff's department has a suspect in custody after a shooting on an indian reservation that left three dead and four wounded. the statement on the sheriff department website says 31-year-old hector celaya was tracked using his cell phone. he was in his car with his two young daughters when pulled over. they say he shot at deputies and they fired back. sell i can't -- they got a 911 call shots were fired on the reservation. we'll keep you updated. >>> josh present is charged with allegedly killing his teammate. he was arrested after he flipped his car and was suspected of drunk driving. he's charged with intoxication manslaughter. jerry was killed in the accident. the two played together at the university of illino
. you cannot roll your way out of it. you must change these programs. >> president obama is pushing billions in new spending to spur the economy. back to you. cheryl: rich, thank you very much. dennis: merry christmas and happy hanukkah. six major banks announcing they will halt -- wells fargo, bank of america, citigroup, they say they will suspend foreclosure activity until the new year healthy defaulting borrowers remain in their home for the holidays. fannie mae and freddie mac, does governor god, were the first to announce this. these banks following suit. cheryl: they could go in there and get the foreclosures done now. they are waiting until the next year. dennis: it is probably good for their image business to do this. i like that rather than regulations forcing them to do things. cheryl: we are seeing a lot of short sales in the market. the home of the u.s. auto industry is shifting to a -- dennis: that is an incredible story. michigan's blow to the organized labor movement. adam shapiro and melissa francis are up next. ♪ there is no mass-produced human. every human being
for us. have a great weekend. we'll see you monday. good night from new gerri: tonight, did president obama break the law? some in the senate say yes, and now the cases in front of a judge. we will have a heated debate. with more than a million charities and the u.s. alone, how did you find the best one? we have you covered. "welcome to "the willis report." hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. toght no progress on the fiscal cliff as democrats and republicans trade barbs over the issue. one group of americans is finding a wayhrough this regardless of congress and the president. small-business owners in this country are preparing to hire. jo me now, chief u.s. economist for i may just pull one side. heart of america group founder, and meer of the jobs creation alliance and actual job creators in this country who say their voices not being heard in this office took with debate. also with us from the weekly standard, steven haze. welcome. great to have you here. i want to sart with the conversation in washington and what the speaker had to say about the status of the fiscal here is mr. bo
to break. >> and that's good news for both sides of the aisle. president obama and house speaker john boehner met face to face sunday for the first time in nearly a month. major garrett is at the white house with where things stand this morning. >> reporter: speaker boehner has told the white house and his fellow house republicans he wants the outlines of a fiscal cliff deal no later than this saturday. and if that's to be achieved, events of this past weekend may have proved piftal. obama and boehner met here at the white house sunday, and that meeting left both hopeful those subsequent conversations at the staff level achieved little apparent progress. even so, the president extended the invitation to boehner friday after boehner, for the first time in a press conference, publicly at least hinted he might be open to raising the top income tax rates on the top 2% of american household income earners. that may have cleared an opening for the president and boehner if that did, in fact, happen, we'll know in the very near future. for "cbs this morning," major garrett, the white house. >
reform after the new year. the los angeles times reports, and i'm quoting, as soon as the confrontation over the fiscal policy winds down, the obama administration will begin an all-out drive for comprehensive immigration reform, including seeking a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. we will see then where the repub lip cans are. what do you hope to see in the immigration reform if it is real and meaningful to bring us toward a better place in the country, mr. mayor? >> my hope is that comprehensive immigration reform will be just that. it's going to be comprehensive. it's going to include additional mushes that we secure our borders. it's going to include ways to work with employers so that we ensure that fewer employers hire folks who are here undocumented. and, third u it's going to include a pathway to citizenship, to full citizenship, for the 11 or 12 million folks who are here who are undocumented, illegal, whatever term folks want to use. who i believe should be addre addressed and we've heard in the last couple of weeks, some heartburn among republicans who a
time. we have to go because we have breaking news right now. spokesman for house speaker john boehner has announced that the house gop has sent a counteroffer on the fiscal cliff deal to president obama. let's go right to rich edson for more on this breaking story. rich? >> aides say this is an exchange of partial proposals to try to get the ball moving a little bit after some type of impasse over the last few days. this is basically an offer that the house republicans say they have just sent to the white house but there are still major difference ares here. this is from a boehner spokesperson saying the longer the white house slow-walks this process the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. there is major business lobbyist out there telling us right now the discussions are focusing on process. how do to it. not necessarily substance. so there are no details on what these offers exactly state. they're not even really getting out on capitol hill right now. so we're still watching it to maintain. again you've got the exchange of partial offers at least coming out of the white hou
, pre-existing conditions. so this is basically a way for the obama administration to cover the cost of those that come in to the health care exchanges, come in on the new insurance plans. this obviously will be passed on not just to businesses but to those that work for major corporations of the country that are paying for medical insurance. no if's and's or but's it will happen in 2014. >>neil: folks say they have been hiking premiums anyway so who says they will add this increase on, it will be baked into the increase. you say not necessarily so, it will be an add on, on top of that written? >>guest: it is written in the legislation in the health care legislation, as an additional fee. it is buried if thousands of pages of regulation that many companies, many lawyers across the country, are going through to find out what the health care law will mean whether you are a small business or a big business. at the end of the day it will have to be passed on to the individual. at this point it looks like 190 million americans. the obama administration says this is a temporary fix because
the bombs. but there's been no activity since monday, when president obama warned the syrians about using chemical weapons. >>> new video of army tanks moving in to stop the violence that has erupted outside the presidential palace in cairo. thousands you see here, protesting president mohamed morsi, claiming he is trying to establish a dictatorship. >>> also this morning, software mogul john mcafee has been arrested in guatemala. police detained him for entering the country illegally. he's request asylum in guatemala, claiming he is being persecuted in belize, in questioning for his neighbor's murder there. >>> a lawsuit has changed the way we criticize others online. a virginia contractor has won a legal victory this morning, after suing a client for defamation. claiming her scathing reviews on the websites yelp and angieslist were not true. the judge ordered that she must remove her reviews. the lawyer calls it a violation of free speech. >>> here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." >> josh, good morning. and to everyone on "gma." it is day one. first time ever smo
washington access to everything about you. the obama administrati skated the plan to put black boxes in every new car. this is an invasion of privacy, and fox news legal analysts says it is 100% legal. mercedes, to their point, administration's point would ascertain the reason behind an accident and if we had this with the toyota cars, the brakes going, gng off cliffs, whatever was going on, we could have resolved it legally long beforehand; right? >> what a great idea. so maay individuals either use the cars inappropriately, speeding down the road, breaking, not paying attention, didn't belt in, and suddenly, there's something that records all of that activity that can say, wait a minute, it's not the product. it's the manner in which the product was used. it's going to save lots of money for the corporations who create the cars, two, it can provide insight as to whether there's criminality. someone speeding down the road at 120-130 miles per hour -- neil: that's the creepy part to me. >> 100% big brother, monitor everything you do, every road you're on, every plac you're at, whether you hav
obama said that he is not going to send weapons at this point in time. he will be calling for further economic financial and diplomatic measures here and elsewhere. we think that the new leadership of the opposition will sideline before we engage. dagen: greatest threat to us right now. pick a country, pick a group. >> it will always be iran. it is still growing. they have done benghazi. they may do more in the future, unfortunately. dagen: it was great to see you. thank you for your insight. connell: this right to work campaign in michigan. the bill getting signed into law last night. could it be an example for other states. dagen: and stubhub. where are the yankees? here are some of today's winners on the s&p 500. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the marke he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter
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